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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 19, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Happy 75 Bear

didn't see it posted but bear turned 75 today,a critical
member for the band in the early days.i dedicate Barbed Wire Whipping Party for the meat eating sonic/chemist wizard.


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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 75 Bear

Of course, without Bear's tapes we'd have very few shows from the early days....
There's a flip side though -
He taped for the band's use only, and was utterly opposed to fans getting hold of his tapes. He did his best to prevent any audience taping on his watch; said it was wrong for people to be allowed to patch into the soundboard; considered Dick Latvala a "thief" for copying tapes for people; insists that most circulating Dead tapes are "fakes"; and believes his recordings should only be released for profit, not circulate freely.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 19, 2010 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 75 Bear

don't agree overmuch w/Bear's pronouncements & philosophy, but as you say he had a hell of an impact on the sound in the early, glorious years, and amen to that; Keep on Truckin' Bear

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre
Berkeley California
June 20th 1986

A Master Cassette recording by Owsley Stanley, seeded on his 75th birthday.
A combination of microphones and select console feeds.

The music, consciousness and artistic communities express our
deep felt gratitude towards Bear for all he has contributed.
It is truly Immeasurable.
The course of history simply wouldn't be the same without him.

Transfer: TDK MA-R 90 master metal cassette [typeIV] [no dolby] > Nak DR-1 [no dolby] >
Lynx2 Studio Reference Interface > Wavelab 6.01 at 24 BIT 88.2 kHz

Editing and Mastering: Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station.
Weiss Saracon for SRC and Pow-r 3 Dither to 16 BIT 44.1 kHz
Tracked in Wavelab Flac Level 8 with TLH SBE Free

No patch work was performed. This is what he chose to tape.
Tape flip in LIG. There is a good deal of reverb in places,
but overall it is a very nice tape; certainly unique.

This Single cassette came anonymously last week in the mail,
with a private tale of ownership. It is a confirmed master cassette.
No more tapes are available from this person.

a sonic journal [unoffical] entry

a **GEMS** production January 19, 2010


Set One
01. In The Midnight Hour
02. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
03. El Paso
04. West L.A. Fadeaway
05. Me And My Uncle ->
06. Mexicali Blues
07. Candyman
08. Let It Grow

Set Two
09. Uncle John's Band ->
10. Playing In The Band ->
11. Comes A Time ->
[ Drums ->
Space ->
I Need A Miracle -> ] <---missing
12. Black Peter ->
13. Around And Around ->
14. Good Lovin'

MISSING: Encore- Mighty Quinn

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 20, 2010 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 75 Bear

So much we should feel grateful for.

Not just audio equipment, and the taping, but more importantly something like 7 million hits of very pure LSD, 1965-1972.

And of course the Steal Your Face (lightning bolt) logo.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jan 19, 2010 11:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 75 Bear

Hope you had a good one,Stanley and THANK YOU FOR TAPING ALL THOSE SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 75 Bear

The first time I heard this 6/20/86 Greek show was at a small party in a broadcast studio. Thousands of heads enjoyed the music on the radio too. The phone went nuts. We put on the second set and lit up a bowl of kick ass weed on the redwood deck.

We used to do this every weekend on Sunday nights, playing a mixture of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band shows. Being on the air made us a magnet for tapes, tickets and dope. There was no Archive in those days; but it would have been nice to have access to some of this stuff twenty years ago...